3 Days Uganda Wildlife Tour to Semuliki National Park


Birding, Explore the Sempaya Hot springs, Game drives, Nature Walk, Boat Ride on Lake Albert


UGANDA Semuliki National Park


3 Days


All Year Round


This 3 Days Uganda Wildlife Tour to Semuliki National Park, takes you to the western part of Uganda to a national park dominated by the extension of the great Ituri Forest of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Congo Basin. Sprawling across the floor of the Semuliki Valley on the remote, western side of the Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Semuliki National Park is a rewarding destination with incredible wildlife including both savanna wildlife and forest dwellers including chimpanzees. It is a true birder’s haven boasting around 441 Species of bird and accounting for almost 40% of Uganda’s total bird species and 66% of forest bird species. Rare and endemic birds including the Red-billed dwarf Hornbill, White-crested Hornbill and Black casqued Wattled Hornbill are only found in this forest.

Semuliki National Park lies in an area of 220Sq Km and is found in Bwamba County in Bundibugyo district just near Fort portal town. The Park is home to 8 Primate Species and in total 60 Mammal Species, Which include the pygmy Hippos, Leopards, crocodiles, Pygmy Antelope, Flying squirrels, Chimpanzees, Grey-cheeked Mangabey, Baboon, Black and white Colobus, Central African Red Colobus, Vervet, Pottos Monkeys and Bush Babies.

Take an excursion to the Sempaya hot springs, enjoy night game drives and visit the local population of the Batwa pygmy communities. This 3 Days Uganda Wildlife Tour to Semuliki National Park.


Day 1: Transfer from Kampala to Semuliki National Park
Depart from Kampala through Fort portal – Mubende Road to Semuliki National Park in Bundibugyo District. You will enjoy lunch in Fort Portal after proceed to the park as you enjoy the striking sceneries of the Western Albertine rift valley as you drive to Bundibugyo town. Semuliki National Park is next to the western border of Uganda and the Congo Republic next to Lake Albert and covers the eastern part of the Ituri Rain forest joining Uganda and Congo River separated by the Semuliki River. Semuliki National Park is an ornithologist’s haven having about 400 bird species mostly forest birds, and 374 butterfly species. There are 300 tree species recorded nowhere else in East Africa and 53 mammal species with 11 diurnal species. During the night go for a spotlit night game drive, only one of its kind in Uganda and check out the slender and white-tailed mongoose, Serval cats and diminutive nightjars. Enjoy your Dinner and overnight at;

Luxury Accommodation: Semuliki Safari Lodge, Ntoroko Game Lodge

Midrange Accommodation: Bumaga Cottages

Budget Accommodation: Kirimia Guest House, Semuliki National Park Bandas and Campsite, Semuliki Guest House, Sempaya Rest Camp

Meal Plan: (Lunch, Dinner).

Estimated Distance from Kampala: 387KM

Journey Time Taken from Kampala: 7/8Hours Drive

Day 2: Sempaya hot springs, Waterfalls visit- Boat Trip on the Lake Albert.
We will begin with the most eye-catching item in Semliki National Park, the Sempaya hot springs. These natural springs have a geyser shooting up from an 8m-wide hole at a hot temperature.  It’s the largest of its kind in the country. Along the same trail, you can recognize quite a number of bird species like blue–breasted kingfisher and Frasier’s ant-thrush and primates like the grey-checked mangabey and red-tailed monkey. Continue to Mungilo waterfall and see more attractive birds especially if you are a birder. Later in the afternoon go for a boat trip on Lake Albert, an exceptional lake in its own right. Check out the water animals and return to your lodge for dinner and overnight as above.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 3:Transfer back to Kampala
Enjoy breakfast at leisure and head off for Kampala with a stopover en route for lunch. On arrival in Kampala, we will transfer to Hotel or proceed to the Airport for Transfer Flight Home. End of your 3 Days Uganda Wildlife Tour to Semuliki National Park.

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch)

Accommodation: Not Included

The above 3 Days Uganda Wildlife Tour to Semuliki National Park is Inclusive of:

  • All Accommodation and Meals as Per the Tour Plan / Itinerary
  • All Ground Transport and Fuel in a 4×4 wheel drive.
  • An Experienced English-speaking driver guide and all his Expenses
  • Park Entrance fees
  • Vehicle Entrance Fees
  • Ranger Guide Fees
  • Game drives
  • Boat Ride on Lake Albert
  • Guided Walk to the Falls
  • Ssempaya Hot springs
  • Bottled Mineral Water while on your Safari

The above 3 Days Uganda Wildlife Tour to Semuliki National Park Excludes:

  • International flight Fares
  • Visas and Personal Insurance
  •  Expenses of personal nature (Laundry, Souvenirs)
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Alcoholic Drinks
  • Any other item or activity not mentioned in the tour package

Time & Dates of Travel: This is a private tour, departure can be organised for any time throughout the year subject to availability of accommodation and transport.

Accommodation Booking: The Accommodations Mentioned in the Program depend on availability and Reservations are only made after your booking Confirmation. In case the mentioned accommodations are not available during the requested period, we will always do our best to book one for you in the same Class. This is done only after consulting you. While on a Safari always be sure to have all your belongings before checking out of the Accommodations to avoid losing things that may be important to you.

Transport: Our Safaris involve a lot of travelling on main Tarmac and Dirt Roads thus transport is provided in closed 4X4 Wheel drive Toyota Land Cruisers for all luxury Tours and the standard 4×4 Wheel drive Safari minivans for all Midrange – Budget Safaris. All Vehicles are provided with pop-top roofs for easy and excellent safari viewing. All passengers will have a dedicated window seat. Your professional English-speaking and courteous driver/guide will be at your disposal for questions or translations.

For fly-in Tours | safaris | Private Charter flights:           a combination of light aircraft and small plane Charters can fly you to all National Parks in Uganda Such as;

  • Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (Kisoro and Kihihi Airstrip) for your Gorilla Trekking Safari.
  • Queen Elizabeth National Park (Mweya and Kasese Airstrip) to view the Park’s Big Five Game Safari.
  • Murchison Falls National Park (Pakuba and Chobe Airstrip ) to view the Park’s Big Five Game Safari and the Murchison Falls.
  • Lake Mburo National Park ( Mbarara Airstrip)
  • Kibale Forest National Park ( Kasese Airstrip)
  • Kidepo National Park. These Flights decrease the miles on the ground needed to reach remote destinations. This is also Combined with the use of closed 4×4 Wheel Drive Vehicles with pop-top roofs that pick you up from the Airfields since they are located far away from the National Parks and Lodges that are usually in remote areas and this may involve some travelling on main tarmac or dirt roads to reach the final destinations.

What to bring with you for your 3 Days Uganda Wildlife Tour to Semuliki National Park

  • A rain jacket is essential as it could unpredictably Rain
  • Light Clothes as the sun does shine pretty bright in Murchison falls and Queen Elizabeth National Parks
  • Torch is essential for safety purposes
  • Sunglasses to protect you from direct sun rays
  • A zoom lens Camera for photographs
  • A good insect repellent to keep those persistent Insects and Mosquitoes away.

NB: It is not a Guarantee to see all the Various Animals in the Parks, especially Cats but there is a great chance that you might see them during an Evening or Early Morning Game drive because it is less hot around that time and therefore the animals are freely roaming around as opposed to typical afternoon hours when it gets too hot for the animals and they go undertaking cover from the sun.

For more information about our 3 Days Uganda Wildlife Tour to Semuliki National Park;
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You can also choose to go for our 10 days Uganda wildlife & gorilla safari or our more interesting safari package 15 day Uganda wildlife & Gorillas